Buckhead Betties Proud to be a Contributing Sponsor for the 2013 Piedmont Triad JDRF Hope Gala
Greensboro, NC, March 04, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Buckhead Betties is pleased to announce its contributing sponsorship for the 2013 Piedmont Triad JDRF Hope Gala, Saturday March 2, 2013, at the Benton Convention Center in Winston Salem.
Evening highlights include a reception and silent auction, along with a dinner program and live auction in honor of Kelly Keing, Chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation.
Buckhead Betties have been a long time contributor to the Hope Gala of the Piedmont Triad in their donations to the organization and contributions to the silent auction. Debbie Brown, President, Buckhead Betties stated “we are thrilled to contribute to such a worthwhile organization who’s focus and dedication targets type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.
The 2012 Gala raised nearly $850,000 to help cure, treat, and prevent this terrible disease with almost 1,000 attendees. The 2012 gala followed a record breaking year in 2011, raising over $1 million and breaking all local records.
The Buckhead Betties, a division of Creative Containers Inc, is a leading manufacture of fun, playful and practical accessories including fashionable totes and chic getaway bags, storage bins, spa items, insulated carry-all products in a collection of bold and sassy designs. The Buckhead Betties products have been featured in Women’s World, Southern Living and Girls Life magazines as well as The Today Show. Buchkead Betties personal and home accessories can be found in over 2,500 specialty stores nation wide.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.
Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.7 billion to diabetes research. Past JDRF efforts have helped to significantly advance the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education.